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#REDIRECT [[Style/Titles#Series_numbering]]
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Applies to [[Release Group Title|release group titles]] and [[Recording Title|recording titles]] that are part of a [[Series|series]].
When an item is one of a series which are labeled as parts, volumes, etc., separate the number from the title by a comma and a space like so:
:'''"''Release group title'', Volume 2"'''
:'''"''Recording title'', Part 2"'''
* See [[Style/Recording and release group titles/Volume numbers|Volume numbers]] for specific details on ''Release groups''.
* See [[Style/Recording and release group titles/Part numbers|Part numbers]] for specific details on ''Recordings''.
Note that the [[Style/Recording and release group titles/Abbreviations|Abbreviations]] guideline says that you '''must not''' use abbreviations in titles with the only exception that [[Style/Principle/Artist intent|Artist intent]] overrules the [[Style Guideline|StyleGuideline]]s. In this case you need to provide information about why it is an exceptional case in your [[Edit Note]]!
"''UK Space Techno, Volume 5''"
"''Café del Mar, Volumen Cinco''"
==Rationale and Details==
The rationale behind the Series numbers guideline was so that we can create some consistency through groups of series.
In most cases this guideline is the only applicable rule, since it is rare and hard to prove that there is any real artist intent with series numbers. Also many series have a title scheme that is consistent (there are exceptions!), but still things like "'', Vol. X''" or "''(Volume X)''" are changed to "'', Volume X''".
However, if a particular way of labelling is consistently (at least in the majority of cases) used in a series, then that can be retained when these names are entered into MusicBrainz. For example, these things are usually not changed by SeriesNumberStyle:
* Number schemes other than "''1, 2, 3, ...''"; e.g. "''I, II, III, ...''", "''One, Two, Three, ...''", "''1st, 2nd, 3rd''" or the use of foreign language numbers.
* Volume labeling schemes other than "''Volume''"; e.g. "''Series''", "''Edition''", etc.
* If the [[Release Title|ReleaseTitle]] ends with a different punctuation mark; e.g. an exclamation mark [http://musicbrainz.org/album/42201617-0f73-4095-82be-1f036eafb98a.html The Best Sixties Album in the World... Ever! Volume 4 (disc 2) ]. In that case just use the punctuation mark that is specified by the title.
* Combinations of the above; e.g. "''Fetenhits: The Real Classics, the 2nd''", or [http://www.musicbrainz.org/newsearch.html?limit=0&table=album&search=Emo+Diaries+chapter The Emo Diaries] which use ''Chapter'' as volume delimiter, and English words as volume numbers.
* and similar cases (still to be added after discussion).
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